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Mandrake Winter Protection – Learn About Mandrake Winter Care

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Mandrake is a plant steeped in history and myth. Although care should be taken, growing mandrake can be a fun way to be a part of history. Mandrake winter care is important to consider, though, before you start growing this Mediterranean native. Learn more here.

Mandrake Propagation Guide – Tips For Growing New Mandrake Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Growing new mandrake plants is quickest from roots or offsets, but you can also start them from seed. Propagation of mandrake from seed can be a little tricky unless you know a couple of crucial tips. Click this article to learn how to propagate mandrake.

Mandrake History – Learn About Mandrake Plant Lore

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Mandragora officinarum is a real plant with a mythical past. Known more commonly as mandrake, the lore generally refers to the roots. Beginning in ancient times, stories have included magical powers, fertility, possession by the devil, and more. Click here for additional info.

Common Mandrake Uses – What Is Mandrake Used For

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Mandrake plants aren’t widely used today, although herbal mandrake is still used by some people. According to folklore, this fascinating plant was thought to have great powers, both positive and negative. What do you do with mandrake? Let’s find out here.

Is Mandrake Poisonous – Can You Eat Mandrake Root

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Few plants have such a storied history rich in folklore and superstition as the poisonous mandrake. Can you eat mandrake? Ingestion of the plant was once thought to sedate and improve sexual function. Further reading here will help understand mandrake toxicity and its effects.

Mandrake Division – How To Divide Mandrake Roots

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Growing mandrake is a way to add history and myth to your garden. Mandrake division is one way to propagate this plant, but the roots are sensitive to disturbance, so it must be done with care. This article will help get you started with mandrake division in the garden.

Mandragora Plants – Growing Mandrake Plant Varieties In The Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

If you are interested in growing mandrake, there is more than one type to consider. There are several mandrake varieties, as well as plants called mandrake that are not from the same Mandragora genus. Want to learn more? Click this article for additional information.

Mandrake Irrigation Guide – Learn How To Water Mandrake Plants

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

There is no denying that the mandrake is quite the interesting and mythical plant. With proper care, like watering, this dark (yet beautiful) plant will produce vibrant dark green foliage and elegant white and pink-purple blooms. This article will help with that.

Potted Mandrake Care: Can You Grow Mandrake In Planters

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

While legends of screaming plant roots may sound terrifying to some, this petite flower is a beautiful addition to ornamental containers and flower plantings. Click on the following article for tips on caring for container-grown mandrake plants.

Planting Mandrake Seeds: How To Grow Mandrake From Seed

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you’re interested in growing the plant, sowing mandrake seeds isn’t difficult, but don’t expect 100 percent success, as germination can be hit and miss. Click on the following article for information on mandrake seed propagation.

What Is The Mandrake Plant: Is It Safe To Grow Mandrake In The Garden

By Jackie Carroll

Long absent from American ornamental gardens, mandrake is making a comeback, thanks in part to the Harry Potter books and movies. Read this article for more mandrake information.

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